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  1. September 26

    Know What’s Under Your Hooves: How to be a better manager of your pastures and livestock from the ground up This workshop will focus on managing your soils for better forage production and animal health. Learn how to find out what soil types are on your property to inform grazing and fertilizer timing, grass species selection, and more. Learn how and when to take a soil test as well as interpret the results. Retired Natural Resources Conservation Services Soil Scientist Chuck Natsuhara will be on hand to help give you tools to better understand the ground beneath your feet. Local Farmer, Larry Bailey,...
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  2. September 26

    Renewable Energy on Your Farm or Small Business - Key Peninsula Are you interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to help save your business money, or reduce your environmental impact, but have been turned off by the starting costs? There are opportunities for grant writing assistance, utility incentives, tax subsidies, and financing support available to help farmers and rural small businesses purchase new energy-efficient equipment or install small-scale renewable energy systems. The Washington Conservation Commission and Spark Northwest...
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  3. September 29

    Horse Farm Tour and Manure Spreader Demonstration Get inspired to get your farm ready for winter by visiting this 5-acre, well-managed horse farm. In the four years since David and Elizabeth have owned the property, they have built a paddock adjacent to the barn in which to keep their two horses in the winter and during droughty times in the summer to ensure that their pastures stay healthy and productive. They installed 5/8 minus gravel footing material in the paddocks to prevent mud. They have divided the pastures into several smaller areas ...
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  1. September 29

    Dropstone Farm Planting Party Nestled in the river valley near Orting, Dropstone Farm has fenced off a long stream corridor from their field and livestock operations. A tributary to the Carbon River, this section of stream bank is lacking in native vegetation to keep water temperatures cool and invasive reed canary grass at bay. Planting event is co-sponsored by PCC Farmland Trust, who helped protect this valuable agricultural land into perpetuity.
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  2. October 1

    Gilmur Grubbers Work Parties The Gilmur Grubbers have taken on maintaining Thelma Gilmur Park, the only wetland park in Fircrest. The group meets the first Monday of each month from 9:00am to 12:00pm and would love to have you join them.
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  3. October 2

    Edible Gardens Workshop Series: Composting Basics & Putting the Garden to Bed Tips and Tricks for closing out your season to maximize your next as well as some composting 101.
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